2010, Wed, Mar 31

Shahida - Brides of Allah

D: Natalie Assouline

Shahida - Brides of Allah | (c) Promo

Shahida - Brides of Allah | (c) Promo

Israel 2008, 75 min, English subtitles

What moves a mother of four children to step onto a bus and detonate a bomb with the aim of killing all on board? The Israeli filmmaker Natalie Assouline enters a high-security prison to speak with Palestinian women who have planned or collaborated in suicide bombings. Without prejudice, she questions them about their motives. The resulting film is a harrowing document of disparately perceived realities.